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In 1636, the first opera in Lithuania, “Il ratto di Helena”, was performed at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, in Vilnius. Opera, recently invented in Italy, arrived in Lithuania before it reached Paris or London. The famous Italian composer and theorist Marco Scacchi, who served as the court capellmeister for the Grand Duke, probably wrote “Il ratto di Helena“, as well as the two other operas performed in Vilnius in the middle of the 17th century.

To celebrate this event, which is very important in the history of Lithuanian culture, and to honor an exceptional person in the history of music, it was decided to organize an international festival of the music of Marco Scacchi. It will take place, for the fifth time, at the national museum in the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.

Price: 0,00 – 20,00 Eur
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